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Solar Panels Cork

Solar Panel Installation Cork

At Alternative Energy, we have worked with many homeowners, commercial property owners and agricultural property owners to install solar panel solutions. As one of the cleanest green energy sources available, it’s no surprise that solar energy is becoming more and more popular across the UK & Republic of Ireland. 

We are local solar panel experts, providing solar panels in Cork and the surrounding areas. We are able to help you design and install your solar panel system. There are many benefits of installing solar panels for your property and we can discuss your requirements with you and help you install the perfect PV solar panel system. 

With many business owners and homeowners becoming more and more conscious about their environmental impact, they are often looking for greener alternatives in everyday life. Solar panels are one of if not the greenest sources of electrical power available which is why they are a great consideration for your property.

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Why Choose Alternative Energy?

Our Experience
We have more than 13 years of experience working in the PV Sector. We have the proficiency to install your solar panels cost-effectively and efficiently.
SEAI Certified
Alternative Energy is proud to be a registered installer of photovoltaic systems and we are certified by SEAI. You can count on us for your commercial solar panel installation.
The Benefits of Installing a Solar Panel System
Everything that we do is focused on our customers. From the initial conversation to fast and efficient installation – we strive to provide the best customer service possible.

Our Accreditations

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What is the Solar Panel Installation Process?

    • We will discuss your requirements and then arrange for the installation of your solar panels. The solar panels are either installed on the roof or on the floor.

    • Your solar panels will then generate electricity from the sun. Electricity is charged from Direct Current (DC) to Alternating Current (AC) via an inverter. The electricity then connects to the property through the main fuse board.

    • This then allows you to power your property through your solar panels. Some properties may be able to run solely from solar panels depending on the size of the property and the property’s energy requirements.
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Our installation and customer service team are trained to the highest standards in the solar power sector. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the highest professional standard of after care and support.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Solar Panel Systems

We can discuss the ideal solar panel installation for your property. We can also assess whether solar panels are suitable for your property. This will depend on any obstructions on the roof but you are usually able to install solar panels on your property. South-facing roofs produce the most energy but west or east-facing roofs are still viable for installation.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland or SEAI provide several grants to allow businesses and domestic clients to install solar energy solutions. This allows you to offset the installation cost of your solar panels. Solar panels are becoming more and more affordable and you can make money back on your investment from saving money instead of having to pay high prices from electrical suppliers.


SEAI Domestic Grant- Domestic grants are available to energy consumers with houses built pre-2021. Max Grant available is €2400.


SEAI Non-Domestic Grant- Non Domestic grant available to energy consumers up to a Maximum system size of 6kWp. Max Grant available is €2400.

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels generate electricity from sunlight from the sun. The only byproduct of this process is heat, making solar panels highly energy efficient. The PV cells absorb energy from the sun when the sun shines on the solar panel. Solar panels can operate in cloudy conditions as long as the sun is also shining. Once the sun shines on the solar panel, electrical charges are produced that move due to a field of electricity in the cell, thus causing electricity flow. 

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Scanner Shackletons Milling
Scanner Shackletons Milling
We had been considering the installation of Solar PV for quite a while. I visited many commercial premises that had installed solar panels to research the process, before deciding on Alternative Energy as our provider. Jerome, Ronan and their team did a top class job of designing, installing and commissioning our system, with minimum disruption to the every day running of our factory. All the required paperwork and forms were completed for our ESB Network connection and our SEAI grant application. Our phone app allows us to monitor our usage and get live information of solar production. I am now looking at installing a second system on another premises and plan on using Jerome and Ronan once again. Their standard of workmanship is exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy as a solar provider. Mark Birnie Director Shackletons Milling.
Kendra Reynolds
Kendra Reynolds
The guys were recommended to me by a friend. Price was good and they were lovely to deal with. I'm not usually one for leaving reviews but they went the extra mile so I thought it was only fair. We actually had a faulty inverter out of the box, the guys took up the case with the manufacturer and got us a replacement fitted within a week, so fair play.
Gerry Cummins
Gerry Cummins
Excellent service and excellent value for money. They came on the planned date and installed, tested and commissioned the solar PV panel system over two days. Both the roofing team and the electricians carried out their work in a professional manner. They answered and explained any questions I asked, they discussed with me beforehand what they would do, they explained how the system operates and what apps I needed to download and they tidied up fully when they were finished. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy to anyone based on their excellent service and professionalism.
Dawn O'Connor
Dawn O'Connor
Alternative Energy installed our solar PV system with hot water diverter in May 2023, fantastic service from initial contact with salesperson, very experienced and friendly installation team, excellent handover on how the installed system works plus assistance with drawdown of the SEAI grant. We highly recommend ALTERNATIVE ENERGY.
paul mac
paul mac
The guys at alternative energy installed our solar system 7 years ago, it was well installed and works brilliantly, they are always very happy to help with any questions even 7 years later. Highly recommend, great guys!
Linda Muldoon
Linda Muldoon
Alternative energy installed my solar panels I would highly recommend them a very professional company arrived on time got the job done in record time explained everything and I must say I am very pleased with the end result can see some savings already so a very pleased customer.
Greg Carey
Greg Carey
Great company to deal with and really professional both pre- and post-installation. Always available to answer any questions and the installation itself was really quick. Very happy with my setup now and having the ability to charge my EV car for free is a huge bonus.
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Jabberwokk Account
Superb, unparalleled quality of installation and service. We've had 3 solar PV installations by Alternative Energy and they'll get our recommendation to each prospective customer..
Tracey O Neill
Tracey O Neill
Great company to deal with….very happy with the savings from our solar panels and Eddi hot water system. Would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy!
kieran brett
kieran brett
Very pleased with 5.5kw install by this company. They were very competitive with pricing. Very helpful both in sizing the system and advising what best suited my property. Install done over 2 days, no fuss, good workmanship, all paperwork completed thoroughly. Queries post install were dealt with professionally and efficiently and to my complete satisfaction. Would definitely recommend this company for solar installation.
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